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Feb 28, 2010

I Hate Sin

Like any other Christians, I hate sin. I hate it, and do not do it if I can. 

But what is even more important is that I know what it is, and that I know my sins are forgiven already, because I do not live under the law anymore, but I live under God's grace through my faith in Jesus Christ, in my faith that He died for my sins already. His death for me was not in vain. He paid the price for my sins. 

Those who reject Jesus' gift, which was His precious life and blood that He freely gave away for us and to pay for our sins, will have to pay for their sins themselfves and I hope I will not be around, because the only answer to sin is death. 

For God so loved the world, that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God didn't send his Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world should be saved through him. (John 3:16-17 WEB)


For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. (Ephesians 2:8-9 KJV)

Did you know who were the First to Spread the Good News?


The first people that spread the Good News that Jesus was alive to MEN were...

.... WOMEN!
Now upon the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain others with them. And they found the stone rolled away from the sepulchre. And they entered in, and found not the body of the Lord Jesus. And it came to pass, as they were much perplexed thereabout, behold, two men stood by them in shining garments: And as they were afraid, and bowed down their faces to the earth, they said unto them, Why seek ye the living among the dead? He is not here, but is risen: remember how he spake unto you when he was yet in Galilee, Saying, The Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again. And they remembered his words, And returned from the sepulchre, and told all these things unto the eleven, and to all the rest. It was Mary Magdalene, and Joanna, and Mary the mother of James, and other women that were with them, which told these things unto the apostles. And their words seemed to them as idle tales, and they believed them not.

(Luke 24:1-11 KJV)

Feb 21, 2010

SHOULD CHRISTIANS SUPPORT ISRAEL? YES, BY ALL MEANS!!!

Who killed Jesus? I tell you, it was YOU and your SINS that did that. It happened according to GOD'S plan. He had to die so the humans can take this as a gift that brings them reconciliation with God and eternal life. It was a group of people, the Pharisees and Scribes of the time then, who persecuted and reported him to the Roman governor Pilate, and Jesus was sentenced to death by them. The crowd (this could as well be you) shouted to crucify Him (like you now cry to crucify His people). The Roman soldiers executed Him. We all have His blood on our fingers. But Jesus does not want our pity for that - He just wants us to accept  His offer for eternal life, and to believe in Him.

The Palestinians are not innocent, sorry. Most of the land the Palestinians had got from the British was taken by Jordan right away when the British left. The Palestinians had received 50 % of the land, and 50 % were left for the Jews to have a place to live after the Holocaust.

The rest of the Palestinians just stirred up the peace movements whenever they could, under criminals like Mr. Arafat, for example. When five states wanted to attack Israel after it had announced the State Israel in 1948, the rest of the Palestinians stepped out of the way for Israel's destruction. But God helped His people, and so the big number of Israel's enemies was defeated for the first time in the Middle East. The Palestinians came back, whining that they had to flee, poor poor refugees as they were...

It is all about Jerusalem. The Palestinians want to please Allah, the Jews want it to build the Temple anew. Is it not striking that the Dome of the Rock is standing ON the old Solomon Temple area? Is it not striking that when Mr. Sharon went there onto the holiest place of the
Jewish faith called out the second intifada, while they had assured Sharon that Jews as well as Christians could always walk to their holy places in peace there if Jerusalem became the Palestinians' capital? When Mr. Sharon went to the Temple Mount on a Thursday, the news pretended he did so while being attacked by a mob of Palestinians who felt provoked, while those Palestinians rioted after the Friday prayers
in reality...

Tell me, why should Israel help the Palestinians who have always turned against them? Are there no rich Arabian nations enough to help them? Why should they give up what is most holy to them? Why do they not just be a part of Jordan if they are incapable to have a state on their own and build a government that can stop its people to throw bombs all the time?
And why did they not use the auds they got from other country to build up their own state but buy bombs for their suicide bombers or rockets or guns to flatten Israel? Why did they use all the aids to print school bokks that showed no Israel on their maps? Was 50 % of the land not enough for them? No, they obviously want all of it. And they want Jerusalem, while they pray with their faces towards Mekka, and their a**** towards Jerusalem.

And no, God will never let His people down...

God said,
"For Zion's sake will I not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem's sake I will not rest, until the righteousness thereof go forth as brightness, and the salvation thereof as a lamp that burneth." (Isaiah 62:1 KJV)
For I don't desire, brothers, to have you ignorant of this mystery, so that you won't be wise in your own conceits, that a partial hardening has happened to Israel, until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in, and so all Israel will be saved. Even as it is written, "There will come out of Zion the Deliverer, And he will turn away ungodliness from Jacob. This is my covenant to them, When I will take away their sins." Concerning the gospel, they are enemies for your sake. But concerning the election, they are beloved for the fathers' sake. For the gifts andthe calling of God are irrevocable. (Romans 11:25-29 WEB)
A Song of degrees of David.
I was glad when they said unto me,
Let us go into the house of the LORD.
Our feet shall stand within thy gates,
O Jerusalem.
Jerusalem is builded as a city that is compact together:
Whither the tribes go up,
the tribes of the LORD,
unto the testimony of Israel,
to give thanks unto the name of the LORD.
For there are set thrones of judgment,
the thrones of the house of David.
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem:
they shall prosper that love thee.
Peace be within thy walls,
and prosperity within thy palaces.
For my brethren and companions' sakes,
I will now say,
Peace be within thee.
Because of the house of the LORD our God
I will seek thy good.
(Psalms 122:1-9 KJV)
Wherefore remember, that ye being in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands; That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world: But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ. For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us; Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace; And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby: And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh. For through him we more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God; And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone; In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord: In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit. (Ephesians 2:11-22 KJV)
Israel - that is the name that God gave to Jacob. Jacob was the forefather of the tribes of "Israel". ALL ISRAEL WILL BE SAVED! ALL is ALL.
And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob: For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins. As concerning the gospel, they are enemies for your sakes: but as touching the election, they are beloved for the fathers' sakes. For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance. (Romans 11:26-29 KJV)
And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel. Of the tribe of Juda were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Reuben were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Gad were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Aser were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Nepthalim were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Manasses were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Simeon were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Levi were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Issachar were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Zabulon were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Joseph were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Benjamin were sealed twelve
thousand. (Revelation 7:4-8 KJV)
And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God, Having the glory of God: and her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal; And had a wall great and high, and had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel: On the east three gates; on the north three gates; on the south three gates; and on the west three gates. And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb. (Revelation 21:10-14 KJV)

How ignorant can a person be to think God has let His people down?
Romans 11 says very clearly:
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Romans 11:1-36 WEB
(1) I ask then, Did God reject his people? May it never be! For I also am an Israelite, a descendant of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin.
(2) God didn't reject his people, which he foreknew. Or don't you know what the Scripture says about Elijah? How he pleads with God against Israel:
(3) "Lord, they have killed your prophets, they have broken down your altars; and I am left alone, and they seek my life."
(4) But how does God answer him? "I have reserved for myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed the knee to Baal."
(5) Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace.
(6) And if by grace, then it is no longer of works; otherwise grace is no longer grace. But if it is of works, it is no longer grace; otherwise work is no longer work.
(7) What then? That which Israel seeks for, that he didn't obtain, but the elect obtained it, and the rest were hardened.
(8) According as it is written, "God gave them a spirit of stupor, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear, to this very day."
(9) David says, "Let their table be made a snare, and a trap, A stumbling block, and a retribution to them.
(10) Let their eyes be darkened, that they may not see. Bow down their back always."
(11) I ask then, did they stumble that they might fall? May it never be! But by their fall salvation has come to the Gentiles, to provoke them to jealousy.
(12) Now if their fall is the riches of the world, and their loss the riches of the Gentiles; how much more their fullness?
(13) For I speak to you who are Gentiles. Since then as I am an apostle to Gentiles, I glorify my ministry;
(14) if by any means I may provoke to jealousy those who are my flesh, and may save some of them.
(15) For if the rejection of them is the reconciling of the world, what would their acceptance be, but life from the dead?
(16) If the first fruit is holy, so is the lump. If the root is holy, so are the branches.
(17) But if some of the branches were broken off, and you, being a wild olive, were grafted in among them, and became partaker with them of the root and of the richness of the olive tree;
(18) don't boast over the branches. But if you boast, it is not you who support the root, but the root supports you.
(19) You will say then, "Branches were broken off, that I might be grafted in."
(20) True; by their unbelief they were broken off, and you stand by your faith. Don't be conceited, but fear;
(21) for if God didn't spare the natural branches, neither will he spare you.
(22) See then the goodness and severity of God. Toward those who fell, severity; but toward you, goodness, if you continue in his goodness; otherwise you also will be cut off.
(23) They also, if they don't continue in their unbelief, will be grafted in, for God is able to graft them in again.
(24) For if you were cut out of that which is by nature a wild olive tree, and were grafted contrary to nature into a good olive tree, how much more will these, which are the natural branches, be grafted into their own olive tree?
(25) For I don't desire, brothers, to have you ignorant of this mystery, so that you won't be wise in your own conceits, that a partial hardening has happened to Israel, until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in,
(26) and so all Israel will be saved. Even as it is written, "There will come out of Zion the Deliverer, And he will turn away ungodliness from Jacob.
(27) This is my covenant to them, When I will take away their sins."
(28) Concerning the gospel, they are enemies for your sake. But concerning the election, they are beloved for the fathers' sake.
(29) For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable.
(30) For as you in time past were disobedient to God, but now have obtained mercy by their disobedience,(31) even so these also have now been disobedient, that by the mercy shown to you they may also obtain mercy.
(32) For God has shut up all to disobedience, that he might have mercy on all.
(33) Oh the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and the knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past tracing out!
(34) "For who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has been his counselor?"
(35) "Or who has first given to him, And it will be repaid to him again?"
(36) For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things. To him be
the glory for ever! Amen.

Paul is not really difficult to understand.

Jesus was a Jew.

Jesus was born by a Jewish mother, so He was a Jew. The fact that He was circumcised is also proof for that: "And when eight days were accomplished for the circumcising of the child, his name was called JESUS, which was so named of the angel before he was conceived in the womb." (Luke 2:21 KJV) This was done according to the Torah, so Jesus was raised Jewish. Jesus' forefathers go back to King David:
"The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham. Abraham begat Isaac; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begat Judas and his brethren; And Judas begat Phares and Zara of Thamar; and Phares begat Esrom; and Esrom begat Aram; And Aram begat Aminadab; and Aminadab begat Naasson; and Naasson begat Salmon; And Salmon begat Booz of Rachab; and Booz begat Obed of Ruth; and Obed begat Jesse; And Jesse begat David the king; and David the king begat Solomon of her that had been the wife of Urias; And Solomon begat Roboam; and Roboam begat Abia; and Abia begat Asa; And Asa begat Josaphat; and Josaphat begat Joram; and Joram begat Ozias; And Ozias begat Joatham; and Joatham begat Achaz; and Achaz begat Ezekias; And Ezekias begat Manasses; and Manasses begat Amon; and Amon begat Josias; And Josias begat Jechonias and his brethren, about the time they were carried away to Babylon: And after they were brought to Babylon, Jechonias begat Salathiel; and Salathiel begat Zorobabel; And Zorobabel begat Abiud; and Abiud begat Eliakim; and Eliakim begat Azor; And Azor begat Sadoc; and Sadoc begat Achim; and Achim begat Eliud; And Eliud begat Eleazar; and Eleazar begat Matthan; and Matthan begat Jacob; And Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ. So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations; and from David until the carrying away into Babylon are fourteen generations; and from the carrying away into Babylon unto Christ are fourteen generations." (Matthew 1:1-17 KJV)

So if someone hates the Jews, he also hates the Lord.
And he also hates Paul and the other Disciples...
Paul was born into a Jewish family from Tarsus, and was a Pharisee before his call. He got his Roman citizenship from his father. He taught the Torah.
"Circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, an Hebrew of the Hebrews; as touching the law, a Pharisee" (Philippians 3:5 KJV)
The term "Jew" is explained like this in Wikipedia, for example:
"Jews include three groups: people who were born to a Jewish family regardless of whether or not they follow the religion, those who have some Jewish ancestral background or lineage (sometimes including those who do not have strictly matrilineal descent), and people without any Jewish ancestral background or lineage who have formally converted to Judaism and therefore are followers of the religion."
Jesus is LORD!

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Feb 16, 2010

Reigning in Zion



Jesus will return on mount Olivet, which is near Jerusalem, a "Sabbath day's journey" away. He will reign from Jerusalem, and take His Throne on the Temple Mount.
This is God's plan, not my idea - and nobody could prevent it.

Why are people kicking against the pricks? They should make up their minds about if they are fish or flesh.

Jesus Christ will soon come back. If you ask me, the sooner, the better. 
People are not interested in His Word any more and fight against it whatever they can, or they have flattened it to absurdity, preaching tolerance and love towards all but God's people. But they will all be lost if they do not repent, while the chance that they will is decreasing. The times of the Gentiles are fulfilled as it seems. 

Case closed - soon.

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